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2008 Fantasy Preview: NL-Only OF
02/04/2008 3:17 PM ET
Below is a chart of every NL outfielder covered in MLB.com's 2008 Fantasy Preview, a rundown that includes established big leaguers and up-and-coming prospects.

The list features dollar values compiled by our MLB.com staff based on standard 23-man, $260, 5x5 NL-league play. We included projected stats for the 2008 season as well as a one-liner prediction that encapsulates every player's value in 10 words or fewer. This page will be updated throughout the spring to reflect the impact of inevitable transactions, injuries and changing job situations.

An indispensable part of the draft-day kit, the cheat sheet can make the difference between winning and losing your fantasy league. With quick-hitting rankings and forecasts, it'll help you keep the remaining players on the board in order as the draft wears on. The last thing you want to be doing is flipping through some magazine when it's your turn to pick.

So play fair, but don't forget your cheat sheet when you head to your draft.

Stats listed are 2008 projections.    
NL-only rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 100        Go to: Mixed OF | AL OF
 Outfielders TM $$ Avg R HR RBI SB Notes
Matt Holliday COL 41 .333 110 36 125 9 Great park, great hitter ... what's not to love?
Ryan Braun MIL 38 .289 111 39 107 19 Budding star, even if he declines after historic debut.
Alfonso Soriano CHC 36 .293 100 32 80 28 Likely first-rounder remains great all-around threat.
Carlos Lee HOU 35 .305 90 31 120 8 Hitting machine reliably delivers big numbers.
Carlos Beltran NYM 35 .274 100 34 115 18 A little brittle but still all-around elite player.
Eric Byrnes ARI 27 .272 95 23 85 38 Expect repeat of '07 breakout production.
Lance Berkman HOU 27 .284 98 33 110 3 Starts slowly but usually finishes north of 100 RBIs.
Adam Dunn CIN 26 .259 103 41 104 8 Another 40-HR season in store.
Hunter Pence HOU 25 .302 90 26 105 17 Last year's production not beginners' luck.
Chris Young ARI 25 .257 96 34 79 31 Could deliver early-round value.
Corey Hart MIL 25 .293 102 22 88 26 Likely to at least match '07 output.
Brad Hawpe COL 23 .295 84 31 120 3 Delivers big numbers despite struggles vs. LHPs.
Shane Victorino PHI 22 .280 97 14 62 41 Offers good pop and valuable speed.
Jason Bay PIT 22 .277 90 26 95 9 Young enough to recover from knee problems.
Matt Kemp LAD 20 .308 78 17 76 22 Primed for breakout year.
Jeff Francoeur ATL 20 .304 82 24 100 3 Homers down and walks up in '07 but still has promise.
Juan Pierre LAD 19 .289 101 2 43 52 Gold standard for SB, but look elsewhere for power.
Jeremy Hermida FLA 18 .302 70 24 85 7 Big second half bodes well for future star.
Andruw Jones LAD 18 .258 90 33 105 4 Bank on rebound campaign.
Pat Burrell PHI 17 .262 80 32 98 1 Streaky but provides legit power.
Justin Upton ARI 16 .265 81 18 75 20 Former No. 1 pick will begin showing all five tools.
Kosuke Fukudome CHC 15 .303 86 16 75 14 Don't expect big power from talented import.
Ken Griffey Jr. CIN 15 .275 73 26 85 2 Unlikely to to top 140 games again.
Willy Taveras COL 15 .293 90 3 31 39 Speedster in ideal situation to thrive.
Aaron Rowand SF 14 .278 83 16 75 8 Production likely to decline after career year.
Wily Mo Pena WAS 14 .273 70 28 72 2 Has 30-HR power.
Chris Duncan STL 14 .267 65 28 85 1 Return to health to boost power numbers.
Mike Cameron MIL 14 .257 70 20 68 16 Power-speed threat suspended for first 25 games.
Rick Ankiel STL 13 .274 74 27 82 2 Comeback kid could be legit HR source.
Josh Willingham FLA 13 .271 80 26 93 6 Power source ready for next step.
Lastings Milledge WAS 12 .278 75 16 68 16 Late sleeper has five-tool potential.
Felix Pie CHC 12 .278 75 10 65 21 Will have chance to develop tools.
Michael Bourn HOU 11 .272 80 2 33 38 Could be Taveras 2 in Houston.
Jay BruceCIN7.2704816543Blue-chip prospect won't be handed starting job.
Nate McLouth PIT 7 .273 85 16 55 26 Likely starting CF could be nice sleeper in '08.
Austin Kearns WAS 7 .270 80 24 82 2 Seemingly has put injuries behind him.
Geoff Jenkins PHI 7 .275 65 25 80 1 Expect power boost in Philly.
Cameron MaybinFLA5.2606084521Minor League demotion can only help long-term value.
Colby RasmusSTL6.27585157015Five-tooler will be hot commodity by summer.
Corey PattersonCIN6.2755584526Time is running out for former stud.
Moises AlouNYM6.3155016522Injury-prone hitting machine to begin '08 on DL.
Jose Bautista PIT 6 .258 64 17 63 4 Late bloomer with some pop, a sleeper in NL-only leagues
Matt Diaz ATL 6 .308 65 15 60 5 Has hit well last two years, could be serviceable.
Xavier Nady PIT 6 .275 58 18 68 3 Hasn't proven he can stay healthy.
Rajai Davis SF 6 .278 33 1 18 21 Speedster to see share of PT in LF.
Ryan Church NYM 5 .275 63 18 74 5 Could boost numbers in potent lineup.
Randy Winn SF 5 .287 74 12 60 13 Keep in mind for post-break production.
Bill Hall MIL 5 .274 68 18 66 6 No lock to bounce back from '07 struggles.
Barry Bonds FA 4 .285 72 26 70 4 Home run king awaiting DH offers.
Dave Roberts SF 4 .271 65 2 24 29 Aging SB threat unlikely to stay healthy.
Andre Ethier LAD 4 .301 39 9 46 2 Has solid skills but no guaranteed job.
Brian Giles SD 3 .264 64 10 49 2 Risky coming off knee surgery at 37.
Jim Edmonds SD 3 .251 50 14 61 1 End of the line near, PETCO won't help.
Jayson Werth PHI 3 .284 48 8 42 8 Injuries in PHI OF could enhance streaky hitter's value.
Elijah Dukes WAS 3 .225 42 16 38 6 Has decent upside but could struggle to find AB.
Cody RossFLA3.276468303Worth stashing away after raising eyebrows in '08.
Ryan Spilborghs COL 3 .305 38 13 48 2 Still waiting for chance at regular AB.
Mark Kotsay ATL 3 .251 42 6 33 3 Injury-prone OF carries too many question marks.
Ryan Freel CIN 3 .259 50 4 20 25 Likely to be forced back into utility role.
Nyjer Morgan PIT 2 .293 28 0 16 17 Has wheels to help NL-only owners.
Scott Podsednik COL 1 .269 41 1 17 17 Speedster likely won't see much playing time.
Scott HairstonSD1.2524815474Has power but may not last as starting LF.
Josh Anderson ATL 1 .258 48 2 36 18 Should deliver SB as starting CF.
Dan Ortmeier SF 1 .255 44 8 44 13 First-base job there for taking.
Andrew McCutchen PIT 1 .261 27 6 25 10 Five-tool stud could get shot soon
Brandon Jones ATL 1 .273 28 4 36 4 Athletic OF will start in LF platoon.
Gabe Gross MIL 1 .278 36 8 30 1 Headed to bench with Braun taking over LF.
Brian Barton STL 1 .270 29 6 31 9 Rule 5er can hit if he sticks.
Steven Pearce PIT 1 .286 41 8 46 6 Worth picking up given enough AB.
Ryan Ludwick STL 1 .262 34 11 41 2 Nice speculative play in deeper leagues.
Endy Chavez NYM 1 .291 34 2 25 9 May have hard time logging backup AB.
Victor Diaz HOU 1 .242 21 11 20 2 Has power, but discipline needs work.
Matt Murton CHC 1 .284 32 7 20 2 Will produce if given starting opportunity.
Norris Hopper CIN 1 .312 41 0 11 11 Likely stuck behind Freel until Bruce emerges.
Luis GonzalezFLA1.261297312Veteran set for reduced role.
Trot NixonARI1.271274181Nothing more than a reserve OF.
Delwyn Young LAD 1 .280 19 3 14 3 Stuck in OF logjam.
Jeff Baker COL 1 .268 27 8 34 3 No openings in potent lineup.
Greg Dobbs PHI 1 .278 59 11 56 4 Solid platoon bat makes him worthwhile in NL-only play.
Fred Lewis SF 1 .282 20 2 16 2 Needs more big games to earn legit PT.
Tony Gwynn Jr. MIL 1 .264 12 0 12 6 Will claim backup role at best.
Nook Logan FA 1 .260 28 0 12 16 Free-swinging speedster looking for home.
Nate Schierholtz SF 1 .276 12 4 12 4 Has potential but no job.
Chris Snelling PHI 1 .248 8 2 9 0 Likely to struggle for AB once again.
Cory Sullivan COL 1 .280 15 2 20 6 Would need another Taveras injury to contribute.
Angel Pagan NYM 1 .251 16 2 14 3 Won't see many chances as backup OF.
Sam Fuld CHC 1 .252 16 1 4 2 Overachiever might be No. 4 OF.
Eric Patterson CHC 1 .264 14 3 11 3 Power-speed guy needs only a legit shot.
Brent Lillibridge ATL 1 .261 15 3 13 7 SS with speed could get crack in OF.
Justin Maxwell WAS 1 .245 11 4 16 7 Five-tooler to bide time in Minors.
Chris Marrero WAS 1 .245 3 2 4 0 Rising fast with power to spare.
Matt LaPorta MIL 1 .238 9 3 11 0 Power bat will be ready before there's a spot.
Jordan Schafer ATL 1 .243 5 1 5 2 Give him a year, and you'll get 20-20.
Dexter Fowler COL 1 .243 7 1 6 5 Premium athlete has five-tool potential.
Ryan Langerhans WAS 1 .221 18 5 16 1 Not much help as defensive-minded OF.
Willie Harris WAS 1 .241 12 0 9 5 Will have hard time finding PT in crowded OF.
Gabe Kapler MIL 1 .265 17 4 16 1 Unlikely to contribute much after year off.
Chris Duffy PIT 1 .252 14 1 9 5 Former speed threat buried on depth chart.
So Taguchi PHI 1 .274 33 5 28 4 Won't see as many AB in PHI.
Alejandro De AzaFLA1.233201174Opportunity may have already passed in FLA.
Reggie Abercrombie HOU 1 .235 20 8 18 12 Intriguing power-speed option lacks discipline.

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